Return to Index  

RC-135S Cobra Ball - WIP - Part XV

November 30 2011 at 7:03 PM

Alberto Accumolli  (Login illomucca)
HyperScale Forums
from IP address 188.10.68.175

Just another small update on this project of mine (some pics already appeared here on Plastic Pics in a "special" for a Friend)

Detailed the upper wings sections that make the roof of main landing gears bays .

Photobucket

Assembled the upper wings panels, it was a long work in order to assure proper alignement .

Photobucket

No filling needed at the upper wings/fuselage joints .

Photobucket

Here are the main landing gears bays

Photobucket

Photobucket

At this point a Friend warned me the exhausts for the 2 air cycling machines just in front of the main gear bays on the fuselage belly were missing - AMT got the RC-135 kit from their previous KC-135 but forgot to double the air cycling machines air inlets and exhausts - the single exhaust present is also wrong because it appears as a poor grille representation .

Equipped with my Friend's info's I opened up 2 rectangular opening using Dremel micro-mill in the proper positions .

Photobucket


Photobucket

The to represent the rectangular duct of the exhausts I made a sort of U channel pieces .

Photobucket

Photobucket

Inserted the U channels into the openings and glued them in proper position .

Photobucket

Photobucket


The excess of plastic was cut off and the joint smoothed, the U channels were painted metallic steel

Photobucket

Photobucket

Photobucket


The wheels set detailed (thread grooves), flattened, painted and weathered .

Photobucket

Photobucket

The missing from the kit wing tips navigation lights scratchbuilt and installed .

Photobucket

Now a long panels rescribing session awaits me (I hate this task) to restore the fuselage panels and the engines panels were I made some specific templates from a very thin brass sheet because the standard Tritool templates cannot be put into the proper positions .

That's all for to-night !!!

Many thanks for looking and any comment/suggestion/critique well appreciated .








Alberto Accumolli

G.M.B. BRANZACK

 
 Respond to this message   
Responses


To post an image of your models, you will first need to find somewhere to host your photos on the Internet. Your ISP will often give you a limited amount of free web storage, and other online photo storage is also available.

To post a link or an image, simply type in the URL (web address) of the destination page or image. The URL will appear as a link (for an HTML link) or an image (if you link direct to a .jpg file) when posted. You can use the Preview facility to see how your message looks before posting to Plastic Pix.

Please try to keep image sizes to 800 pixels wide or less, as larger sizes will be too big to fit on many computer screens. Also, file sizes should be kept to around 100kb or less, otherwise download may be very slow.

For Scale Aircraft Modelling questions or discussion, please visit the Plane Talking Discussion Group.

Please note a few points of etiquette. All contributions are welcome but please refrain from political or abusive comments. These posts will promptly be removed from the server and repeat offenders will have their registration cancelled.

free counters